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Joseph Needoba PhD

Associate Professor Environmental Systems & Human Health
Office OHSU – HRC3 314 Phone: (503) 346 – 3421

Biography

Dr. Needoba uses chemical and biological sensors deployed in the environment to characterize water quality and its determinants, with a focus on linkages between human activities, ecological processes, and human health. As part of the Ecosystem Monitoring Program supported by the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, the lab studies water quality and ecosystem characteristics of juvenile salmon habitat in the Columbia River estuary. Additional ongoing research addresses regional environmental health issues associated with harmful algal blooms, chemicals of emerging concern, and ocean acidification/hypoxia.

Education, Degrees

B.A., University of British Columbia, Canada, 1997
Ph.D., University of British Columbia, Canada, 2003
Postdoctoral Fellow, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, 2007